Around the Westside for June 26, 2013

New Roads hosts free, live concert Saturday

The public is invited to attend New Roads’ 2013 Rhythms on False River live music concert from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday at Morrison Parkway.

The event will feature live performances by M.J. and the Redeemers, Groove Line (formerly Ad Lib), 5D Band, Mellow Band, Neighborhood Stars and the Chris LeBlanc Band.

Admission is free.

There also will be food and fun for kids.

For more information, call (225) 638-5360, ext. 212.

Water District reception

The town of Brusly invites the public to attend a reception honoring the individuals who contributed to the success of Water District No. 2 since its formation in 1959.

The reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 1 in the Town Hall.

The water district recently was absorbed by the West Baton Rouge Parish Council on the recommendation of the state Department of Health and Hospitals. The department called for the change to streamline services and improve communication with customers.

Treasure hunt

The West Baton Rouge Museum is hosting through Sept. 15 “The Hunt for Treasure,” a national touring exhibit exploring the intrigue and excitement of treasures and treasure hunting.

The exhibit invites visitors to learn more about the history of treasure, shipwrecks, pirates and other treasure-seekers, and the tools and methods used in hunting for treasure.

Truck show

Relay for Life in Pointe Coupee Parish will host its Diesel Truck Show and Race Gathering from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday at the State Capitol Raceway in Port Allen.

The event features custom semi trucks, working show trucks and antique trucks.

General admission is $15 for anyone 12 years of age and older.

No preregistration is required for participants.

For more information, contact Leniel Kimble at (225) 603-5772 or Nathaniel Kimble at (225) 603-8456.

July Fourth celebration

The Iberville Museum will celebrate the Fourth of July with an exhibit featuring “Atchafalaya Lagniappe” by local artist Gene Seneca from noon to 6 p.m. July 4.

“Atchafalaya Lagniappe” features a showcase of cypress carving demonstrations, photographs and storytelling.

Admission is free.

For more information, call (225) 687-7197.

Celebrity roast

We Are the Difference, an Iberville Parish nonprofit, has named Sheriff Brett Stassi as its celebrity this year for the organization’s second annual Celebrity Roast scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Carl F. Grant Civic Center.

Comedian John Morgan will be the emcee, and this year’s theme is “A Cajun Night at the Oscars.”

Tickets are available online at http://www.wearethe
difference.org
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For more information, call Rhonda Harrell at (225) 687-2029.

To submit news about Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes, contact Westside Bureau Chief Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email at tjones@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Tuesday.